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Nutrition and Health

Nutrition and Bone Health

Editors: Holick, Michael F., Dawson-Hughes, Bess (Eds.)

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Although the human skeleton is often taken for granted, it requires calcium and other macro- and micronutrients to maximize and maintain its size and strength. Inadequate bone nutrition produces a host of medical problems across the age spectrum, including rickets, growth retardation, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and bone fractures. In Nutrition and Bone Health, a panel of internationally recognized bone and nutrition specialists comprehensively reviews the newest clinical findings and research discoveries regarding the role of nutrition in maintaining a healthy skeleton. Topics range from the basics of nutrition and bone biology to how to use bone density testing for evaluating bone health and the health effects of dietary macronutrients, minerals, and fat-soluble vitamins. The effects of life stages, race, lifestyle, and supplements are also detailed, along with data-driven discussions of the health impacts on bone of calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin D, protein intake, phytoestrogens, onions, and omega fatty acids. Each fully referenced article provides balanced coverage of both scientific and clinical aspects of bone health and offers summary conclusions highlighting its major findings. In addition, the authors establish nutritional guidelines for bone health in all ages and make recommendations on how to maximize and maintain bone health through nutrition, exercise, and exposure to the sun.
Authoritative and cutting-edge, Nutrition and Bone Health not only illuminates how nutrition, exercise, environmental factors, and drugs affect bone health, but also serves as a critical guide for all healthcare professionals needing to apply this knowledge in their daily practice.

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"A book for every medical library." - Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

"Nutrition and Bone Health is a comprehensive book, containing 36 chapters … . Sixty-seven contributors from 10 countries participated in crafting the information in this thorough work. I particularly appreciated the chapters being divided into numbered sub-headings. This made it easy to take notes and locate material. … There is much in this sweeping work that will appeal to the nutritional gerontologist or geriatrician. … There is something in this reference for all health professionals, even policymakers." (Joseph M. Carlin, Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, May, 2006)


Table of contents (36 chapters)

Table of contents (36 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nutrition and Bone Health
Editors
  • Michael F. Holick
  • Bess Dawson-Hughes
Series Title
Nutrition and Health
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-740-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-740-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 704
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